As Coca-Cola North America continues to accelerate their World Without Waste efforts to meet 2030 goals, they have rounded out their team in North America with the hiring of Nicole Smith as Sustainable Packaging Program Director. Nicole will be working closely with the Sustainability team, TI&S, Public Affairs, Bottling System and other internal and external stakeholders to continue to meet the packaging needs of consumers and customers while maximizing environmental and social sustainability.
Nicole formally served as Sustainability Manager, Customer Collaborations for Coca-Cola North America. Nicole originally joined Coca-Cola Refreshments in 2012, working with 80 manufacturing facilities, leading energy and water efficiency training/initiatives, as well as the recycling programs.
Prior to joining Coca-Cola, Nicole created and ran an environmental division for six years at Design & Source Productions, a boutique product and packaging design firm in New York City. Nicole graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Design in Architecture. While living in New York City, she was active on the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, the NY Coalition for Resource Recovery, and a staff member of GreenHomeNYC, she also served on the Board and was President of the University of Florida Alumni Association for New York City.
She currently serves as Board Chair of SERDC (Southeast Recycling Development Council).